Mental Health and Wellbeing at Chaigeley
At Chaigeley School we value the importance of recognising and promoting good mental health and wellbeing in our pupils’ and staff.
What is mental Health?
“ A state of (complete) physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
“ The emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our own, and others, dignity and worth”
The World Health Organisation
We are developing a whole school approach to promote resilience and improve emotional wellbeing, preventing mental health problems from arising, and providing early support when they do.
We want to use different activities to inform our pupils’ what mental health and wellbeing is all about, listen and support.
We want to train our staff so they are well prepared to support pupils’, parent / carers
Below is a list of some useful resources and websites that can be easily accessed to provide further help and support.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
The following activities can be completed as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
CORONA VIRUS SPECIFIC
The sites below may help you in talking to children about Coronavirus and managing anxiety and also provides some general advice on managing anxiety and stress at this time
Tips on managing stress and supporting children through times of worry
Mental Health Crisis line and Know Your Mind updated details Apr 20 – Crisis Line, HOS & KtYM social media posts April 2020